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Raven

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He's the exact type of DM that we need in our line up.

I think that in 2 years after another loan - he'll be ready. he needs to develop and bulk up a little bit.
The physical side of his game doesn't seem to be an issue whatsoever.
 

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The physical side of his game doesn't seem to be an issue whatsoever.
Absolutely! Spot on.

People talking about the Championship being more physical than the Premier League, and then a player goes there, handles it easily enough, but then still needs to bulk up to come back to the lesser physical league?

Ok. :lol:
 

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I’d like him to replace Matic in the squad next season.

He goes under the radar a bit. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if in a few years our midfield consists of him, McTominay and Bruno.
 
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Absolutely! Spot on.

People talking about the Championship being more physical than the Premier League, and then a player goes there, handles it easily enough, but then still needs to bulk up to come back to the lesser physical league?

Ok. :lol:
The championship is more robust, due to the standard of player. The PL is clearly quicker, and that’s where it can take time to adjust. Unless you are a CB, then frankly ‘bulking up’ doesn’t matter much.
 

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Good goal. Just slowed his run so he hovered around the penalty spot and came on to the ball perfectly.
 

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That's a hell of a finish. Don't let the positioning of the shoot fool you, either. To take it first time with that speed and sweep it so cleanly is a very difficult technique to master.

It's not a top corner curler, but that's a hit.
Superb finish & Ole surely has too give him the oppotunity too be a part of our squard next season.
 

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That's a hell of a finish. Don't let the positioning of the shoot fool you, either. To take it first time with that speed and sweep it so cleanly is a very difficult technique to master.

It's not a top corner curler, but that's a hit.
He had it in his locker in U21 team.
 

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See he’s been linked with a couple of loans for next season already. Brighton, Norwich and Rangers.

Wouldn’t mind him at Brighton if they stay up.
 

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See he’s been linked with a couple of loans for next season already. Brighton, Norwich and Rangers.

Wouldn’t mind him at Brighton if they stay up.
Didn't they buy Moises Caicedo after us ?

I want him to go to a club that guarantee him PL football
 

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Didn't they buy Moises Caicedo after us ?

I want him to go to a club that guarantee him PL football
I'm not sure what would be better. A good Championship team so he can play on the front foot in a team that normally has most of the ball, or a low PL team where he won't see as much of the ball but will get more used to the tempo of the top league.
 

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I'm not sure what would be better. A good Championship team so he can play on the front foot in a team that normally has most of the ball, or a low PL team where he won't see as much of the ball but will get more used to the tempo of the top league.
If warranted minutes then top league always, I get the point about playing in a low table team that would probably wont play high possession football but that where we can judge if he’s ready or not to play for us.
 

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I'm not sure what would be better. A good Championship team so he can play on the front foot in a team that normally has most of the ball, or a low PL team where he won't see as much of the ball but will get more used to the tempo of the top league.
I'd be happy enough with a good championship loan where he gets plenty of minutes and performs well. If he does that next season, following on from this season with Forest, that should be enough to justify progressing to our first team squad and being given a chance to show if he can make an impression - provided Ole rates him enough.

Look at the likes of Reece James and Mason Mount at Chelsea - they didn't need PL loans. A good championship loan and then progressed to the Chelsea first team and, quickly, to the England national team.

How many of our PL loans lead to our players doing well and coming back to our first team squad (just Henderson?)? It normally goes badly and they don't get games, or they leave on a permanent deal. And promotion to our first team squad is normally for those who didn't go out on loan at all. Or, in the case of Lingard and Tuanzebe, championship loans. They don't normally need to have proven themselves at PL level before being given a chance.
 
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Developing nicely a PL loan next season would be great.
 

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He has 2 more seasons left of his contract ? I think we need to tie him down soon because his agent is starting to create some noise. he can save us 40-50m of expense to buy a MF when he is developed in 12 months time. Question is who should be his partner. Would it be VDB or Fred or someone new.